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  • The Murder of Paolo Mancuso

  • A Joey Mancuso, Father O'Brian Crime Mystery
  • By: Owen Parr
  • Narrated by: Fred Filbrich
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Paolo Mancuso was killed in a bar in Little Italy 20 years ago. To this day, his murder has gone unsolved. A cold case the NYPD has not paid much attention to in all these years. Enter "Tony the Hammer" Falcone, Paolo's best friend and co-Mafia family member. Tony, in his deathbed, reveals to Joey that the Mafia had nothing to do with his dad's murder, something Joey always believed it had. Instead, with his last breath, Tony whispers only three words to Joey - Barcelona, Wetherly, Stevens. With just those three words, Joey sets off to Barcelona. Is it justice or revenge Joey seeks?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Must Read More From this Author

  • By BookLover on 12-12-18

I Must Read More From this Author

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This is the first of me reading a book from Owen Parr, however, this thriller mystery had me on my toes wondering what would happen next. I am most certain that his other books must also be this fabulous!. The narration made this such an easy listen to, where each voice, including the women, you could tell who they were. The quality was fabulously done, which made the book that much better. This book will have you scratching your head that the little twist within it. Enjoy!

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  • The Sand Dollar

  • The Oregon Coast Series, Book 1
  • By: Maggie Christensen
  • Narrated by: Gail Hedrick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Stunned by news of an impending redundancy and impelled by the magic of a long-forgotten sand dollar, widow Jenny Sullivan retreats to her godmother in Oregon to consider her future. What she doesn't bargain for is to uncover the secret of her adoption at birth and her Native American heritage. This revelation sees her embark on a journey of self-discovery such as she'd never envisaged.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good story and very good narration.

  • By Kira on 10-11-18

Never Give Up

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Jenny Sullivan decides that after getting ready to be laid off from her job in Australia that she will go visit her godmother, Maggie (her deceased mother's best friend), as Maggie is getting up in age and the time spent with Maggie reminds Jenny of her mom and the wonderful memories that they had together. While visiting her Godmother in Oregon, Maggie's neighbor, Mike, is also visiting his property in Oregon after his wife recently passed away. While helping her Godmother clean up her home and get rid of clutter, she comes across a letter that falls from its hiding place. Curiosity gets to her so she reads the letter, only to find out that who she thought was her mom, is really not her mom and her birth becomes a mystery to her. Left with concerns she talks to her Godmother about the letter, who explains to her about her biological mother and father, in which Jenny tries to meet the bio-dad's side, but is not accepted. Mike, the neighbor, becomes the shoulder for her to cry on and the ear that she needs for a sounding board....but, could it be something more???


Great narration!

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  • Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass

  • A Psychologist's Memoir
  • By: Annita Perez Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Annita Perez Sawyer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Annita Sawyer's memoir is a harrowing, heroic, and redeeming story of her battle with mental illness, and her triumph in overcoming it. In 1960, as a suicidal teenager, Sawyer was institutionalized, misdiagnosed, and suffered through 89 electroshock treatments before being transferred, labeled as "unimproved". The damage done has haunted her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How Far We Have Come......

  • By BookLover on 12-12-18

How Far We Have Come......

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I must be honest, this book took me a little bit to get through....not because it was bad or anything like that, but because it made me angry at her parents as well as the folks in the medical field and would find myself needing to stop for a bit, then come back to it. This book is narrated by the author herself, which is appropriate, as this is her life growing up and basically tortured by the medical doctors, only to later become a Psychologist, herself. Having listened to this book, I truly do not think anything was wrong with her (mentally), she was only sexually abused and had a mom that just let people walk over her. My heart truly went out to her and her strength to better herself and get an education, then become a psychologist, to help others.

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  • Five Years to Live

  • By: Frank Zaccari
  • Narrated by: Christopher DoQui
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

It is the phone call every person lives in fear of receiving. There has been an accident and your loved one is paralyzed. A spinal cord injury is the single most devastating and life altering event. Based on a true story, Michael and Donna were young, successful, in love and planning their life together. That life was radically changed by a tragic car accident. Now a wheelchair user as a quadriplegic, with limited movement, constant infections and multiple surgeries, doctors projected Michael's best case life expectancy to be five years. See how this young man battles through his injury and spends his five years making a lasting impact on hundreds of people. It will make you realize what can be accomplished when a person does not let circumstances dictate their life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational Story

  • By Mercy Griffin on 09-29-18

Touching, Emotional Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This book was so amazing and the fact that it is non-fiction just makes me appreciate the journey of life and what it brings. The story begins as Michael and his girlfriend are considering getting married, as Michael had just received a job offer with higher pay and benefits, which would require them to move. As he is traveling for the current job, he is in accident off of Jersey turnpike with a car that stalled or left abandoned (not sure which) on a icy day. The accident changes Michael's life forever, of which most folks would say, in a bad way, but I think Michael has different thoughts. The accident leaves him as a quad and the doctors share with him the news that most folks with the spinal cord injury that he has lives an average of 5 years (hence the name of the book). However, with Michael determination he is not going to let the doctors win. The story walks you through is world and the barriers that had to be overtaken to make him who the man he is today. Such a great inspiration!!

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  • Guided Meditation: 30 Minute Deep Sleep Hypnosis for Better Sleep, Stress Relief, & Relaxation

  • By: Mindfulness Training
  • Narrated by: Mindfulness Training
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Getting an amazing night of sleep every night doesn't have to be difficult. With this 30-minute guided meditation accompanied by an ambient soundtrack, achieving mindfulness and a better sleep is as easy as pressing play. Throughout this audiobook hypnosis, you will be guided from start to finish. We will begin with your current state of stress and restlessness and bring you to a peaceful state of calm awareness, where you will be able to push all of the troubles of the day into the distance and find true relaxation with the ambient soundtrack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done!! It really works!! 👏

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 11-25-17

I Feel Like a New Person

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I have listened to this twice and this is one book that will remain one of my favorites, as it is very soothing and before you know it relaxation has started to take over your body. On both occasions of me listening to this, I fell asleep before the narrator had finished. I feel as if that should be a complement to the narration, as the voice was soothing and after a stressful day at work, was exactly what was needed for me.

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  • Little Orphan Annie

  • By: Susette Williams
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Annie Spelman discovers her adoptive parents kept her adoption a secret for a reason, and someone will stop at nothing short of murder to keep that secret. Since Ian Wallace was helping his best friend, Michael, keep an eye on his sister when they were children, he can't forgive himself for letting his best friend's sister get kidnapped. He's dedicated his life to finding Janie Lohman and other missing children like her. Finding her, and the truth, may kill them both.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic for a reason

  • By cosmitron on 09-28-18

My Heart was in My Throat

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I literally could not stop listening to this book and feeling emotionally tied to the main character, Annie. Everyone who is adopted (myself included) wants to know about their "other family" and what happened.....this is human nature, but when Annie tries to find out this answer, darkness begins to loom around Annie and her family. Annie ends up hiring Ian, a private investigator to help her achieve this goal, only to have her adopted father be killed in an auto accident, and her uncle turn his back on her. In fact, her adopted parents did not tell her she was adopted, she found out through a cousin, which is what stirred up her desires to try to find her real family. Ian's grandmother reminds me of my grandma-straight to the point, and I immediately feel in love with her feisty self.

The narration was wonderfully done where each character was easy to define.

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  • Glazov's Legacy

  • Born Bratva, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Steele
  • Narrated by: Samuel Valor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Glazov remains obsessed with his Ptichka in this dark, twisted romance of unconventional love. His children have only served to bring out his dangerous nature as he continues to fight to remain on top as the feared Pakhan.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a story and series !!

  • By Audiobook Enthusiast and Reviewer on 10-02-18

Don't Mess with the Big Guns

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Fantastic read and am looking forward to listening to the series and I found the voice of the narrator exactly what I would envision this ruthless character to sound like. Glazov is the head of the Russian mafia, Bratva and is raising his children to one day take his place, in which his adopted son is just as ruthless, as in one scene cuts off a man's arm for stealing from his dad's casino. Glazov is a man that knows what he wants and one that should not be f'ed with, or the consequences will be enforced, this includes his wife.

The voice of the narrator was deep and I felt carried the demeanor of this main character very well. My only complaint with the narration was, that there was several words/lines that were duplicated, which really throws the listener off. But all in all, a great job

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  • Cooking on a Budget: A Short Read on Simple Strategies & Solutions That Work for Saving Money & Eating Healthy

  • By: Ash Mahoney
  • Narrated by: Aida-Maria Boiesan
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Are you thinking about eating healthy, but not sure how to save money? Would you like to being healthy eating all while you budget like a pro? Then, Cooking on a Budget is for you! This short guide about properly budgeting for healthy eating habits includes: Cooking 101, a back to basics approach to food preparation, budgeting for beginners, how to save and eat what you want, how to incorporate healthy cooking into your daily life, information on money saving most dieting books won’t cover, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A short primer on Cooking at a low cost

  • By cosmitron on 10-03-18

Quick and To the Point

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

A quick book with some great sound advice on saving money with tips and tricks. I have 2 teenagers and feel this will come in handy

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  • Borderline

  • By: Joseph Badal
  • Narrated by: Pamela Almand
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Barbara Lassiter and Susan Martinez, two New Mexico homicide detectives, are assigned to investigate the murder of a wealthy Albuquerque socialite. They soon discover that the victim, a narcissistic borderline personality, played a lifetime game of destroying people's lives. As a result, the list of suspects in her murder is extensive. The detectives find themselves enmeshed in a helix of possible perpetrators with opportunity, means, and motive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Female detective in a man's world

  • By Simona on 09-15-16

Didn't See That Coming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I loved this book and could not stop listening to it! I loved the fact that these 2 women officers, in a man's world, keep going without giving up to those idiots that they work with, even after the jokes and being ridiculed. The story line was well done and kept me on my toes, with the thoughts of "who done it" changing several times. The narration was perfectly done and I believe this is the first book that I have listed to narrated by Ms Almand, but will now search for more done by her.


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  • Murder of Innocence

  • The Tragic Life and Final Rampage of Laurie Dann
  • By: Joel Kaplan, George Papajohn, Eric Zorn
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Early on a May morning in 1988, Laurie Dann, a 30-year-old, profoundly unhappy product of the wealthy North Shore suburb of Chicago, loaded her father's car with a cache of handguns, incendiary chemicals, and arsenic-laced food. Driven by fear and hate, she was going to make something terrible happen. Before the end of the day, Dann had blazed a murderous trail of poison, fire, and bullets through the unsuspecting town of Winnetka, Illinois, and other North Shore suburbs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Applicable to Las Vegas Shooter

  • By Teadrinker on 10-07-17

Scary That This is a True Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-18

This book will leave you breathless, as you realize that the life that was led by Laurie Dann was full of malicious behavior, deceit and just plain weird. I think that I am so upset at her parents (her mom was so non-responsiveness as a parent and the dad just babied her and never let her work her problems out) and did not get her the help that she so desperately needed, but instead, just did not want to believe that this was their kid that was just not "normal".


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